Your New TDs: Fine Gael

Maria Bailey (Dun Laoghaire) A resident of Killiney, Bailey has been a member of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the Killiney/Shankill ward since 2004. Her controversial father, who has face corruption allegations, was elected to the council in the same year, and unsuccessfully contested the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown constituency for Fine Gael in the…

Party Profile: Social Democrats

The Social Democrats is a brand new party led by TDs Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly (previously sitting as independents) and Roisin Shortall (previously Labour). Shortall resigned as Minister of State for Primary Care and also the Labour Party whip over the government lack of support for pledged reforms of the health system and over…

Inequality is no accident

Originally posted on ANOTHER VIEW:
How unequal is our economy? How does our gap between rich and poor compare to EU and OECD counterparts? Are we following the global trend towards higher income inequality? If you listened to some mainstream economic commentators the answer would be; not very; about average; and definitely not. They would…

“It’s The 21st Century” as an Excuse For Marriage Equality is Insulting

The insulting ignorance and intellectual laziness of many of those campaigning for marriage equality when speaking of their own cause is baffling. Surely after all these years of campaigning against discrimination people would have made it their business to learn the history of the institution that they’re fighting for. Instead, the argument of those who…

We Need To Talk About Muslims

We need to talk about Muslims…I hear this line on a regular basis, and I have no problem with discussion and open debate but it is often used by those who have no desire to open up a debate.